Emily Eden Productions Presents: “Rvth: Genesis” – A New Horror Web Series Coming Soon!

Horror is such a diverse genre, with so many different elements that can make new projects feel fresh.  There’s a million things that have terrorized horror audiences over the years, but maybe the most overlooked is the terror of one’s self, the internal demons that we all deal with that sometimes grow to unimaginable monsters.  In Brialynn Massie‘s new horror web series, “Rvth,” we see just how real our inner demons can become.

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LAHorror.com recently teamed up with Emily Eden Productions, Chris PardalDominic Pattin to create this new epic horror web series, the first season entitled “Rvth: Genesis.”  The series was co-written, directed and produced by Brialynn Massie, who also plays the title character.  The first trailer for this series recently dropped and we couldn’t be more excited – this is definitely a show that will rock you to your very core.

Follow Ruth who, after a failed suicide attempt, must find her way out of Hell to save her younger brother, Eli, and the rest of her loved ones from a government induced Apocalypse. 


This show stars Massie, Chris Kato, Jennifer Clarke, Paulette Lamori, Bobbie Lee Jr., and this very writer, Hunter Johnson, among others.  The show features beautiful cinematography from Jeff Guzman, Adrian Sierkowski and Evan Schultz.  It was edited and scored by Massie.

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There’s a lot of different elements going on in this show, which was one of the main reasons we loved this script.  Filled with incredible character arcs, relationships, carnage and conspiracy, “Rvth: Genesis” will prove to be an epic that will leave the audience wanting more.  Most notable, creator Bria Lynn Massie finished this season through self financing and incredible tenacity, aligning a cast and crew of over 30 people to help make her vision come to life.  An incredible example of a hard working indie filmmaker putting her vision out there and rallying fellow artists to the cause.

And as stated before, “Rvth: Genesis” deals with many complex issues that not only horror fans, but human beings alike, will be able to relate to.  Family turmoil, broken hearts, lost friendships and suicide are just some of the major issues addressed in this series, which is also loaded with scares and gore of biblical proportions.  And while exploring complex human drama in horror creates great fiction, we’d like you to remember that if you’re experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts, there is always help out there, and nobody is hopeless.  You are not alone.  Please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255, or visit  www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

You will love this web series, which is set to debut on October 25th, leading to the first season finale on Halloween.  Get ready for “Rvth: Genesis,” it will possess you…

We’ll be sharing this series once it’s released, but until then be sure to “like” “Rvth: Genesis” on Facebook, and subscribe to the Youtube channel.

2 Violent. 2 Horrifying. “2 Jennifer,” coming soon from LAHorror.com!

Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask, do you know anyone named Jennifer?

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It’s been some time since we’ve had an update, but for great reason, I assure you.  I’m excited to announce that LAHorror.com’s first feature film, “2 Jennifer,” has wrapped principle photography and is on slate for completion in August!  It’s been a wild ride putting this film together, and fans of murder, violence and horrifying GORE will not be disappointed!  “2 Jennifer” is a hard “R” rated sequel to our good friend James Cullen Bressack’s 2013 film, “To Jennifer.”  You can read our review of his film here.

“Two filmmakers attempt to make the perfect sequel to “To Jennifer,” however a dark secret threatens the lives of everyone involved. Jennifer, a beautiful actress, now has two options: become the heroine of the film, or face a brutal death.”

Our good friends at Dread Central dropped our first official teaser trailer, and we wanted to share as well!  So WATCH it, SHARE it, and get ready for a really NASTY movie.

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“2 Jennifer” stars Hunter Johnson, David Coupe and Lara Jean Mummert.  The film also features performances from “To Jennifer” alums James Cullen Bressack, Jarrett Furst & Jody Barton, Felissa Rose (“Sleepaway Camp”), Veronica Ricci (“Bloody Mary 3D”), Erin Marie Hogan (“House of Manson”), Charles Chudabala, Josh Brown and Matt Holbrook.  The film is Produced by Johnson, Bressack, Furst, Frank Merle, Christian AckermanMegan Perrin.

Keep your eyes peeled for this one, it is likely to shock and horrify!  Get ready, horror lovers!

Keep up with “2 Jennifer” on twitter here!

Coming Soon from Grit Film Works: “Restoration” & “Bethany”

Greetings, horror lovers!  It’s my pleasure to share the news that a new production company, Grit Film Works, is now in production on two micro-budget horror films that are going to haunt your face off!  The films, entitled “Restoration” & “Bethany,” are being produced by Grit Film Works’ James Cullen Bressack & Zack Ward.

On a side note, I am an Associate Producer on these projects along with Jarrett Furst, Christian Ackerman & Line Producer John Mehrer.  I can tell you first hand that these films are going to shock, horrify and satisfy your lust for blood and horror!    The Hollywood Reporter just dropped the news in a new exclusive, check it out below!

Two Microbudget Horror Films First on Slate From New Production Company

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“Grit Film Works is off to a terrifyingly fast start.

The production company, owned by filmmakers James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward, is in the middle of back-to-back shoots for two horror films.

Bethany stars Stefanie Estes as Claire, a woman who moves back into her childhood home with her husband. The abusive, traumatic memories of her mother return to haunt her — as her husband becomes busier with work, she finds herself in a fog of memories — as a small figure tries to reach out to her.

Bressack is directing the film, which also stars Ward, Shannen DohertyFelissa RoseBrodus ClayPeter JasonJohn MurrayOlivia StiefelAnna Harr and Ellen Gerstell.

The second film, Restoration centers on a young doctor who moves to a new town with her husband while she completes her residency. Things seem to be going well, as she and her husband, a contractor, renovate their home, and meet a fun couple next door. Things take a dark turn when they discovery a diary buried within the walls of their house, and a terrifying spirit is awakened.

Restoration stars Emily O’Brien, Ward, Adrian Gaeta and Sarah Ann Schultz. Ward also is directing the film

Ward and Bressack co-wrote both scripts. Restoration is currently shooting, while Bethany is set to begin filming later this month.”

Keep up with “Restoration” and “Bethany” right here at LAHorror.com!  Also be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.  We will be sharing exclusive photos, videos and interviews as the films continue!

LA Horror Review: “El Gigante”

elgigantewebEl Gigante” is an incredibly ambitious and stylish short horror film from LuchaGore Productions funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Perhaps best known for their “M is for Matador” entry into the “ABCs of Death Part Two” competition, LuchaGore is a creative team that has clearly found their stride and are poised to make the leap from short form to feature films.

“El Gigante” opens with a gorgeous desert vista and a man stumbling through the heat. Through a flashback, we learn that the young Mexican man is named Armando (played by Edwin Perez) and that he tried to strike a deal with a coyote to smuggle his family across the border. They didn’t have enough cash, so Armando had to make the border crossing on his own.

Armando makes it to the border, but is intercepted by a mysterious stranger. Armando passes out. He awakens inside of a room that holds a wrestling arena/altar. He now has a burlap Lucha Libre mask sewn to his face. As a grotesque family of characters watch, he is forced into a death battle with El Gigante, an enormous wrestler.

Visually, this short is a huge treat. It embraces grindhouse style entertainment without veiling it in a fake 1970s aesthetic. The production design and costuming are top notch: this movie pays close attention to textures and character and set design in a way that most short films do not. The makeup and gore effects are incredibly effective. This movie looks and feels filthy.

The cinematography by Luke Bramley and Spencer Village is reminiscent of Dean Semler’s work in “The Road Warrior.” The camera is not in constant motion, but there’s an effortless flow established and enhanced by the editing of director Gigi Saul Guerrero and co-director Bramley.

Guerrero is the colorist for the film as well, and chooses vivid lurid red accents to the sickly greens, yellows, and greys of the wrestling arena. She has a great eye for action and how it can be used to reveal character.

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“El Gigante” is currently on the festival circuit, and will hopefully be seen by people who see the feature potential in it. The short is adapted by Shane McKenzie from the first chapter of his book “Muerte con Carne,” and it’s an amazing contribution to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” style cannibal family genre. Each family member has a distinct look and role to play in the slaughter. If the rest of the book is as exciting as this first look is, then El Gigante could one day join Jason and Leatherface in the pantheon of masked movie killers.

Be sure to “like” LuchaGore Productions on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @LuchaGoreFilm.  This review was written by LAHorror.com contributor Paul Stephen Edwards.

LA Horror Review: “You Are Not Alone”

God bless America, and God bless HORROR!

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Writer/Director Derek Mungor, the filmmaker behind LAHorror.com favorite “Desolation Wilderness,” is back with another creeper, “You Are Not Alone.”  This is a super beautiful film is about friendship, memories and revisiting old times…oh yeah, and a totally freaky serial killer.  It’s a genuine slice of life turned hyper suspenseful slasher movie, shot entirely from the prospective of one character.  The film is co-written by Chris O’Brien.

Natalie is a college graduate visiting her hometown over the 4th of July. The night she arrives, she is stalked by a sociopathic killer.

YANA_Still_15I always love it when horror movies have a nice slow burn, but it makes me really hope that the filmmakers pull it off in the end.  Mungor and his team knock this one out of the park.  “You Are Not Alone” is one of the scariest serial killer slashers I have ever seen.  It takes advantage of your perception, aided by sincere and welcoming performances by a fun and likable cast and makes you feel as if you’re truly living as one of the characters in the film.  This both adds to it’s unique charm and also amplifies the horror when things get rough.  And when sometimes slasher movies get caught up in narrative and over explanation, “You Are Not Alone” takes a much different approach.  The film isn’t exactly about why these killings are happening, but moreso about the events themselves.  It’s the best type of slasher film:  one that respects its audience and simply shows you the events of one tragic July 4th weekend.

YANA_Still_18Do yourself a favor and watch this one with ALL of the lights turned off.  I mean that.  Hats off to Mungor and Director of Photography Ryan Glover for creating what seemed like constant suspense and anticipation, primarily through the use of light and shadow.  A great look accompanied by an amazing score by Jason Aud and some ultra creepy sound design by Jason Neumann, this film is incredibly intense…I cannot emphasize that enough.  “You Are Not Alone” is the type of slasher that had me at the edge of my seat, jumping at every turn, and when you see it, chances are you will be too.

And on a side note, it’s really great to see a 4th of July horror movie.  I can honestly say that this film has potential to be a once a year favorite for the BBQ holiday, much in the same way that other holiday horror favorites have found spots in our hearts.  This movie pays homage to a lot of greats before it, yet it never loses itself.  Die hard slasher movie fans, get ready for some fireworks, and remember…”You Are Not Alone.”

For more on “You Are Not Alone,” please “like” the film on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter.

Emily Eden Films & LAHorror.com Present: “The Chronicles of Ruth”

Horror lovers!  I couldn’t be more excited to announce that LAHorror.com is teaming up with Emily Eden Films & visionary Writer/Director Brialynn Massie to Co-Produce / Co-Star in an amazing new Web Series called “The Chronicles of Ruth” (#TCOR)!  This is a project that I’m extremely excited about, and if you’re into HORROR, POSSESSION, HELLFIRE & more, then you should be pretty damn excited too!

“How do you save someone from Hell when you can’t even save yourself?”

#TCOR follows “Ruth,” a young teen who struggles with depression, leading her astray into hell, and her journey to escape this darkness to warn her family of the impending apocalypse.  It’s one of the most ORIGINAL and EPIC horror scripts I have read in quite some time, Bria Lynn Massie has really created a really special story and assembled a cast that is incredibly talented and diverse, including Chris Kato, Jocelyn Watts, Bobbie Lee, Chris Pardal, and Daniele De Leggia, to name just a few.  We need your help getting #TCOR produced!

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This is a story that’s extremely accessible to horror fans of all types.  What initially attracted me to this project was not only the scope and depth of the characters, but the real nasty horror elements that prevail throughout.  Whenever I read a horror script, there’s nothing that I love more than the moments that can make even me cringe, and #TCOR is full of them!  This is a seriously ambitious project but I have no doubt that with this cast & creative team the product will be incredible!  Here’s a small glimpse into the madness that we’re going to create…

There are a lot of fundraising campaigns out there, and this is one that you should strongly consider backing.  We’re a young, hungry and enthusiastic team set out to create an epic horror drama, filled with SCARES and CARNAGE, but also filled with inspiration and heart.  We are offering some awesome perks for backers and we’re planning several charitable events to help pay it forward (we’ll keep you posted on the details and how you can help as well)!  We cannot do it without you.

Please, help us make “The Chronicles of Ruth” a reality by donating, sharing our campaign or simply “liking” #TCOR on Facebook and following #TCOR on Twitter!  This is a project you’ll definitely want to keep up with, so keep checking back for more info!  Thanks for the support, Horror Lovers!

Four Horror Films That We’re DYING To See…

So much great horror!!!  We thought we’d take a moment to show you a couple of bad-ass trailers for some indie horror films that we’re absolutely DYING to see!  Keep your eyes peeled for these flicks, especially if you like murder, monsters and horrifying GORE!  Enjoy horror lovers!

Truth or Dare”  (Facebook / Twitter)

This trailer just dropped TODAY and damn it looks fucking nasty!  I love a ton of gore in a horror flick so if this trailer is any indication of things to come, then this looks like a must see.  This flick has been absolutely killing it in the horror festivals, and major props to filmmaker / #ScreamQueen Jessica Cameron for showing us some of the gross stuff in this trailer!  Can’t wait!

Pernicious”  (Facebook / Twitter)

I’m a sucker for what some people call “torture porn,” and while this trailer definitely has some of that vibe, it also has a mysterious beauty about it, not to mention a very intriguing looking villain.  This film is from James Cullen Bressack, an LAHorror.com featured artist, so you know it’s going to be sick!  And for God’s sake people…don’t fuck with ancient artifacts.  Like, ever.

The Bunnyman Massacre”  (Facebook)

I love bizarre stories where anybody can be a victim, and judging by this trailer “Bunnyman Massacre” looks like it’s going to be super violent and over the top.  We interviewed Director Carl Lindbergh a while back about this film, and since he has been knee deep in horror with several projects coming up, including “Bunnyman 3,” which begins filming soon.  This horror blogger may even be making an appearance…

Brutal”  (Facebook)

Okay, so this doesn’t necessarily look like a horror movie per say, but damn it looks disgusting!  While I’m sort of a noob when it comes to MMA, I definitely think this flick looks like a knock out.  Director Donald Lawrence Flaherty certainly knows how to ramp up the intensity, and it definitely looks like this flick will live up to it’s own name…brutal!

Thanks for visiting LAHorror.com!  Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

LA Horror Review: “Missing” – A Short Horror Film by Joey Medina

Missing PosterBlood. Violence. Chopping. Gore.

Gruesome, gruesome gore…

These are just a few of my favorite things, and when I’m watching horror I’ve always got my eyes peeled for the grisly money shot. And when it comes to the good stuff, the really nasty and ultra-violent carnage that we all love and adore, Joey Medina’s short horror film “Missing” does not hold back. In fact, “Missing” didn’t just satisfy my thirst for blood, but pretty much dumped a bucket of it onto my face. It’s a brutal, unflinching horror experience that managed to shock me all the way until the very end. I absolutely loved this film!

“Missing” is the type of film for the most depraved horror lover, and those are usually the ones that hit me just right.  Essentially, we follow a day in the life of a LA’s most twisted serial killer…dig it?

But what “Missing” succeeds in most is not only the carnage, but also a very stylized and unique viewing experience, as Medina takes a popular concept and gives it his own stylized twist. Without going into too much detail, I will say this: Medina made blood the main character, and oh what a role it plays.  There are also some excellent performances by a cast of oddly charming actors who all bring their A-games to a really intense story.

The film is making it’s way into the festival circuit now, so take notice as it should not be missed. There may also be plans in the future for a feature length version down the road. Keep your eyes out for it…

To learn more about Joey Medina, visit his official webpage.  You can also “like” the film on Facebook and follow Medina an twitter.

LA Horror Presents: “Survivor Type” (coming soon)

Who doesn’t love some Stephen King?  Every horror fan has either read or seen some of his work and can appreciate King as a true superman of the genre.  His countless books, short stories and poetry have gone on to influence waves of aspiring horror artists, writers and filmmakers.  And because of King’s strong encouragement of film adaptations of his work, filmmakers like Billy Hanson have been able to share their love for King with their own personal twist.

Billy Hanson, writer and director of the upcoming short film “Survivor Type,” has promised a truly horrifying and nasty project based on King’s 1982 short story of the same title.  The story is told through the video journal entries of young surgeon trapped on a deserted island.  With no food in sight, he must do the unthinkable:  eat himself to stay alive.

Sounds like fun, right?  Well check out the teaser trailer for Hanson’s new film and find out what he had to say about it to LAHorror.com!

LA Horror:  Of all of the short stories by Stephen King, what made “Survivor Type” so appealing to make into a film?  

Hanson:  “Survivor Type” is a story that really sticks with you for a lot of different reasons.  Before I wrote the script, I would tell people what it was about in a very general and vague way and they would cringe and get grossed out at the thought of it.  If you have the chance to tell a story where even talking about it makes people uncomfortable, you have to jump on it.  It’s rare to find an idea that strong.

As soon as I found out that “Survivor Type” was on the Dollar Baby list, I jumped on it right away and started working on a script, even before we heard back that we were cleared to make it.  I also really love the idea of sticking with one character as he goes through this inner turmoil completely alone.  As much as I love the gore and the disgusting bits (and I do), it’s a really interesting and intense character study.  It deals with very basic conflicts that everybody feels, you know; are you going to Heaven or Hell; do your good or your bad deeds determine who you are; what do you do when facing such a hopeless situation and a slow, agonizing death?  It was really fun to explore those ideas in the guise of a bloody and disgusting horror movie.

LA Horror:  From the trailer it looks like actor Gideon Emery is going to rock this movie.  Tell us a little bit about his performance and his reaction to being a one-man movie.

Gideon Emery plays the stranded, and delicious, Richard Pine.

Hanson:  I know people boast about their actors all the time, but Gideon Emery gave a performance that was nothing short of incredible.  We were out there for four days on the cliffs in Malibu, shooting about 26 pages of dialogue and very intense make-up and special effects, and he was honestly great in every scene.  Even in the smaller, quicker scenes, he’d calculated Richard Pine’s descent into madness so well that I was amazed on set, then amazed again when I saw dailies every night.  It’s a really powerful and at times, heartbreaking performance.

We spoke a few times before the shoot, talking about the character and who he is and what he’s going through on the island, so on the day I gave very little direction and just basically let him loose to do his thing.  I didn’t give many notes at all.

One thing I was worried about before we cast was that this part could easily go down the hammy, cheesy road with the crazy things he has to do, but on set those worries were gone right away.  The funny stuff is funny, the horrible stuff is horrifying, and every second of footage we shot was completely believable thanks to Gideon’s meticulous work.

Another great thing is that Gideon is a voice actor, so he has great control over what his voice sounds like, and as you’ll notice, even in the trailer, his voice changes significantly from beginning to end.  That was all him.  I loved it, because it adds another layer of horror and realism to what’s happening to him, physically.  His voice work helped with the pages and pages of monologues, too.  This movie relies so heavily on Richard Pine, but ultimately will be rewarded with a great performance from Gideon.

LA Horror:  How about the special effects?  Just how gory is this movie?

Hanson:  The very first thing we did was look for a make-up guy, even before the script was done.  We had to see if it was even possible to achieve what we wanted without spending $100,000.  We found Doug Murphy through a couple of friends who’d worked with him on this great short called “Dark Times”.  We met with Doug and talked about the movie and what we wanted to do (which was a lot) and we all figured out some creative ways to get what we needed economically.  That being said, there are at least a few effects in the film that will really surprise and impress people.

Going back to what I was saying with the video diary, we realized that we didn’t have the convenience of cutting away or framing out any of the big effects.  Either way, there was no point in us doing this story if we were going to cheat the audience out of the nasty stuff, so we charged forward and had several very ambitious builds.  I think we had a fake leg, a broken ankle application, a fake hand, fake ear, rotting teeth, sunburns, and that’s just what I can remember off the top of my head.

It was a big job for Doug and his team, but they pulled off a great achievement with this project.  Whenever Gideon walked onto set with the next stage of make-up, it was cringe-worthy.  The teeth and the ear especially creeped me out, but wait until you see the leg amputation.  The awesome make-up with Gideon’s performance, it’s unbelievable.

“Survivor Type” will be hitting festivals this fall.  To support this film, please visit their IndieGoGo page.  You can also view more behind the scenes pictures and interviews here.

LA Horror Presents: “Deadly Revisions”

Grafton Torn is a horror film writer who’s in a rather peculiar situation.  He’s just awoken from a coma and can’t remember what’s happened to him.  In an effort to regain his memories, he’s induced hypno-therapy and a cocktail of drugs…and that’s when things get really ugly in writer/director Gregory Blair’s upcoming film, “Deadly Revisions.”

“He’s slowly having visions that are theoretically supposed to be helping him figure out what’s happened to him, but they’re so mixed up with visions from his own films that there’s this sort of, if you will, this dream-scape to his awakening…and you have to sort of figure out what’s a legitimate memory and what’s a fabrication of his own mind,” Blair told LAHorror.com.

Sounds freaky on its own, but throw in horror favorite Bill Oberst Jr. to portray the troubled Torn and you’ve got something downright  scary on your hands.  Blair fondly remembered meeting Oberst Jr. at an actor’s seminar.  “I ended up being in horror films, actually as an actor, and I ended up hooking up with Bill Oberst Jr., and he’s the king of horror now; and he and I talked about our experiences in the genre and what drew us to it and all that, and we knew right away we wanted to do something together,” Blair said.

And that’s where “Deadly Revisions” was born.  Blair wrote it a few years prior, yet he never felt the moment was right to launch the project.  But after connecting with Oberst Jr., the pieces began falling into place.

“I had so many other projects going at the time, that nothing went forward with it at the moment, [‘Deadly Revisions’] was just sitting on the shelf, waiting for the right person, for the right time.  Then Bill came along and it was like, ding!  Right person, right time.  Let’s go,” Blair said.

While “Deadly Revisions” is currently in pre-production, Blair directed a teaser trailer to give investors and a future audience a hint into what the film will bring to the table:  Psychological terror, a haunting protagonist and of course plenty of frights.

“We’re really excited about it…everyone who reads the script is like, ‘Whoa.  I can’t wait to be involved.’  They love all the twists; because Grafton is a man who is so confused, he’s a totally unreliable narrator,” Blair explained.

And while there may be some unknowns in Grafton Torn’s memories, one thing we can count on is “Scare Tactics” delivering us some horrifying memories of our own…

To learn more about “Deadly Revisions,” please visit the films official website.